Fidesz loses a stronghold

Mayoral by-elections were held in the southern city of Hodmezovasarhely, a long-time Fidesz stronghold after the death of mayor Istvan Almasi.

With 98% of the votes counted, Peter Marki-Zay has won the majority of the votes, 57.54%. Marky-Zay is an independent candidate who was supported by all opposition parties. The candidate of the ruling Fidesz party, Zoltan Hegedus won 41.59%.

Hodmezovasarhely is a Fidesz stronghold, which hasn’t got a single left-wing mayor since the fall of socialism. Before Almasi, Hodmezovasarhely’s mayor was Janos Lazar, the Minister Heading the Prime Minister’s Office. According to observers, the result is a huge blow to Viktor Orban’s government before the April parliamentary elections.

Hungary Journal
Photo: HVG

2 thoughts on “Fidesz loses a stronghold

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s